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  1. Top Ag News
    Spring Floods Have Lasting Impact on Midwestern Transportation Market

    For anyone in and around the Corn Belt in 2019, the lasting effects of this spring’s flooding are still front and center in everyone’s […]

    November 14, 2019
  2. Top Ag News
    USDA Touts Locks, Dams ROI

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is pushing for increased spending on locks and dams in the upper Mississippi River and Illinois River so […]

    August 30, 2019
  3. Top Ag News
    Court Case in Idaho Will Determine if Hemp Can Be Shipped Across States

    In January, a truck driver transporting hemp grown in Oregon to be processed in Colorado was stopped for a random inspection at […]

    August 26, 2019
  4. Top Ag News
    USACE Running Out of Funds to Continue Critical Dredging Operations

    In my July 29 column, “Flooding Turns Mississippi River Into a Sandbox,” I discussed the shoaling left behind on nearly the entire […]

    August 20, 2019
  5. Top Ag News
    Trucking Along-Where Rural Roads Are and Where They Are Going

    As rural road and bridge conditions decline, further funding is necessary to ensure rural populations can efficiently transport the farm and ranch goods we all rely on while supporting their families and maintaining their quality of life.

    August 7, 2019
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    USDOT Revising Livestock Definitions in Hours-of-Service

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on revising agricultural commodity or livestock definitions in hours-of-service regulations.

    July 24, 2019
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    Rails, Rivers and Roads-A Snapshot of U.S. Infrastructure Spending

    With a new infrastructure spending bill on the mind of many on Capitol Hill, this Market Intel will shed some light on current and historical spending patterns on America’s roadways and waterways.

    May 20, 2019
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    Mississippi River at St. Louis Re-opens for Shipping

    Missouri Ag Department officials tell Brownfield the Mississippi River at St. Louis has fallen enough to allow commercial navigation to resume.

    May 16, 2019
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    Mississippi River Still on a Rampage-St. Louis Harbor Shut to All Vessels

    At midnight, May 2, the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, was closed as levels rose to 38 feet, close to major flood stage of 40 feet.

    May 7, 2019
  10. Top Ag News
    Floods Stall Fertilizer Shipments in Latest Blow to Farmers

    Farm supplier CHS Inc has dozens of loaded barges trapped on the flood-swollen Mississippi River near St. Louis – about 500 miles from the company’s two Minnesota distribution hubs.

    April 26, 2019